The family reunion had started out relatively well. Sarah had had such high hopes for this year as the hall filled up with assorted family members in black tie – with the exception of Roger, who’d gone for a spangly blue number stolen from his sister’s closet.
He was joined later on by Great Uncle Cecil who, having reached his customary state of inebriation in record time, had escaped the confines of the suit his wife had stuffed him into and was currently hiding naked under a table clutching a half-empty bottle of Talisker.
Sarah sighed– there was always next year.
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